Riptide GP Renegade is the Arcade Racer We Always Wanted

One of the best parts of visiting an arcade is to play the fighting games and racing simulators. The problem with visiting an arcade to play these racing games is the fact that people don’t visit arcades as regularly as they used to, so you’re stuck playing either on your own or against a computer.  Following the footsteps of great racing games like Wipeout, Vector Unit has created a racing game that goes beyond traditional racing and implements both never before seen customization aspects as well as next generation dynamic water physics.  Riptide GP Renegade is Vector Unit’s second console game as well as their most demanding game in order to keep up with the visually-appealing aspect of current generation consoles.

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The game doesn’t just stop at racing, but has a deep career mode in which your character is a GP racer who is caught by authorities for participating in illegal street racing.  This happened through a tip by your rival whose intentions are to be a better racer than you.  You must rise up and go up in ranks through more illegal street racing to defeat your rival once and for all.  The game is still developed like your regular arcade game with huge waterfalls to jump over and tricks that you need to perform in order to boost your boost meter and race past the competition.  You are also given the opportunity to customize your character through a level up system.  For every race that you finish, you acquire experience points that help you level up as well as money that help you unlock new stickers and colors that you can use to customize your racer and get new stunts.

You are also able to do side quests that can unlock more stickers and stunts and obtain even more experience points.  The game does not have a level cap so you are always able to earn experience and money after every single race, regardless of what level you are already at.  With that said, the controls are meant to be easy enough for both hardcore racing fans and new racers to enjoy.  The stunts are easily controlled through a flick of the joysticks, depending on which moves you would like to do, and everything else just comes along through practice.  Split screen can be as many as six players on Xbox One and PC or four players on PS4 at 1080p/60fps.  With all that’s included, the game is more than just stunting your way through each immersive and strictly defined world to ultimately give you a rewarding challenge.

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There are also several game modes aside from multiplayer and campaign including ghost racing.  Like what you would expect, this mode allows for you to try and beat your best time but for every race that you complete, your time is uploaded online to a leader board where you can challenge your friends to try and beat your time as well.  As previously explained, you are able to do side quests that can earn you more items, but some of these quests tie in with major story quests that can end with you acquiring a new boat or even a new character.  There are also smaller, more specific game modes such as being able to complete as many stunts during a certain time limit, specialized races and much more.

Riptide GP Renegade is scheduled for a Q2 2016 release, although the team wants it available by at least the first week of May, and will be available for Xbox One, PC and PS4.

Check out some screenshots as well as a trailer below for more information: